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Wellsville CSD Week of Code & Digital Citizenship: High School

February 12, 2016

Available to assist this week: Kate, Rob, Tony, Mariah, Colby, Andrew & Shannon

3rd Block session:

Grades 9 -12 - February 12th - 9:20-10:00

 

Coding Component

  • Discuss coding and what it is.

Explanation:

Coding is the basic computer language that makes all electronics and software work. It tells your devices how to do what you want it to do. Examples of Coding: Video Game Creation, Websites, Robotics, Apps, audio, visual, etc.

Watch the Coding for Kids 1: What is Computer Coding? video as a whole group on your projector: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THOEQ5soVpY

 

  • Apps on the iPads (Light Bot & Hopscotch they should be pushed to the student iPads by the 10th)
    • Using your Apple TV - project the Light Bot app as you work through the app as well. (HINT: Play Ahead of Time)
    • Introduce basic coding through a game format
    • These apps use the Blockly method of coding.
    • Blocky coding is a snap together puzzle piece form of coding.
    • Have students work through Light Bot to get a basic understanding of the process.
      • Have students work work at their own pace.
      • There is music in the background use headphones or turn volume off while they work.
  • Scratch Jr or Hopscotch – Students can explore more advanced aspects of coding
    • Free form coding app – more of an open format – start from Scratch
    • They design their own environment and characters
  • For further interest – share Code.org and Khan Academy

 

Digital Citizenship Component

    • Discussion about Digital Law and Digital Privacy
      • Digital Law
        • What is a Copyright or Trademark? "Patents"
          • Basic Concept:
            • Ownership of intellectual property.
            • Intellectual property is the things you create (story's, art, music, ideas, etc.)
            • Official Registered Copyright and Trademark go through the Government.
            • Each type is protected by law, however registered ones are easier to prove.
        • Why is it important to give people credit for their work?
          • Plagiarism
          • Do you want someone else to take credit for your work?
        • If you change someone else’s work without citing it, is that legal?
          • You cannot change their work without permission
          • You can create your own interpretation of it, however you need to cite the original work.
        • How do you cite your sources?
          • Citation Tools:
            • Easy Bib
            • MS Word 2013+
          • MLA & APA
      • Digital Privacy
        • What is Privacy?
          • Things you do not want others to know.
          • Any personal information that the public does not have the right to know.
          • Freedom from undesired intrusion. (The American Heritage Student Dictionary)
        • How does that translate into the Digital Realm?
          • Do not post very personal information on social media.
          • Everything posted you lose all privacy, nothing is deleted and it is no longer private.
          • Even taking a photo on your phone and not posting it is still not private.
        • When it comes down to it, is Digital Privacy real?
          • NO

     

    Tie Digital Citizenship to Coding to create a short Digital Story

    • Using the Coding App Scratch  Jr or Hopscotch 
      • Student will choose a topic
        • Digital Law
        • Digital Privacy
      • Students will design characters (1-2) and an environment
      • Using their topic and App of their Choice
        • Students will create a Digital Story
          • Short skit/play to represent what they learned from the video and discussion using the apps.
          • Share it with your teacher and classmates. (HINT: use Apple TV to project)